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  • July 03, 2017 12:19 PM | Melissa Wood (Administrator)

    Chief Hydrographic Survey Technician on a NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) ship

    Job Announcement Number: OMAO-SHIPS-HCST-2017-01-EX

    Job Availability Date Range: June 30, 2017 to July 17, 2017

    Job Series: WM9901

    Job Grade: 34

    Salary Minimum: $61,314

    Salary Maximum: $63,554

    Appointment Type: Excepted Service

    Who May Apply

    Open to all qualified United States citizens who are not currently employed with NOAA as wage mariner employees. Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

    Job Duties

    Hydrographic Chief Survey Technician serves on a ship, 29 foot survey launch, small boat, and/or field party engaged in oceanographic or survey operations, performing activities including: Configure, operate and troubleshoot multibeam sonars, singlebeam sonars, side-scan-sonars, Moving Vessel Profilers (MVP), and attitude and positioning systems; Annotate records and record data using the above mentioned equipment; Manage staging and set-up during preparations for and at the completion of oceanographic and survey operations, such as tide gauge installations, horizontal control equipment installations or sound velocity measurements;  Manage, in conjunction with ship command, the preparation, installation, deployment and recovery of oceanographic and/or survey equipment and instruments; Process oceanographic and/or survey data; Write and/or review descriptive reports and data acquisition and processing reports; Create, maintain, and implement departmental Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); Review safety practices and conditions in the department and onboard the ship, and recommend appropriate improvements; Manage survey department personnel; Manage hydrographic survey projects with Operations Officer(s) for quality and timeliness; Participate in required emergency drills and operations and serve as ”Person in charge” as needed; Perform other mission related duties as assigned, including duties related to the safety of the vessel and personnel.

    Minimum Eligibility Requirements

    1.       Applicant must be a United States citizen of at least 18 years of age.

      2. Must have One (1) years of experience at the Hydrographic Senior Survey Technician level or equivalent work engaged in the hydrographic field and Four (4) years of experience in a survey related field including: hydrography, oceanographic research, or other related field. Experience may include work in a survey related field, including land surveying, hydrology, oceanographic research, or similar related field.

      3. Applicant must meet physical requirements prior to appointment.

      4. Applicant must pass drug testing prior to appointment.

      5. Applicant must be able to obtain and hold a US Passport.

      6. Must meet Federal suitability standards.

      7. Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov).

    Conditions of Employment

    As a conditional of employment, your position will be a Mixed Tour position. Mixed Tour of duty is a combination of full time, part time and intermittent work schedules which allows the best utilization of resources based on the work requirements of the organization. You will be required to sign a Mixed Tour Agreement.

    Once selected, you may be sent to any vessel nationwide. There is no guarantee that you will be assigned to any particular vessel or geographic location, however, your duty location will be determined by your home of record or ship’s home port. Duty locations are Norfolk, VA; Charleston, SC; Woods Hole, MA; Pascagoula, MS; Newport, OR; Kodiak, AK; Ketchikan, AK; San Diego, CA; Honolulu, HI; Davisville, RI; New Castle, NH.

    A one year Trial period may be required.

    Appointment to a Testing Designated Position.

    Evaluation Criteria

    Applicants who meet the Minimum Eligibility Requirements described above will be further evaluated. Documented knowledge, skills, and abilities along with experience, education, training, and awards contained in the application package and resume will be reviewed and rated to determine

    The Knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) are as follows:

    1.       Knowledge of software systems, such as HYPACK, Triton ISIS, MapInfo, ArcInfo, ArcView or Caris.

      2. Ability to operate any of the following types of hydrographic equipment: Recording echo sounder, side scan sonar, multi-beam sonar, recording CTD.

      3. Skill in computer, oral, and written communication.


    To earn the highest rating possible, you are encouraged to submit detailed information in response to the KSAs listed above. This is an open continuous announcement. Applications will be considered as vacancies occur.

    How to Apply

    Email resumes to wmapplicants@noaa.gov. (link sends e-mail)

    Fax resumes to (757) 441-6495.

    Any questions may be directed to the Marine Personnel Branch via email at moc.recruiting@noaa.gov (link sends e-mail).

    Job Notes

    Failure to provide the required information requested for this position will adversely affect your eligibility. Federal job applicants who make a false statement in any part of the application could be turned down for the job; removed after beginning work; or subject to fine, imprisonment (U.S. Code, title 18, section 1001), or other disciplinary action.

    NOAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    All applicants meeting minimum qualifications will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

  • January 27, 2017 4:56 PM | Melissa Wood (Administrator)

    To apply for this position, send your resume to Paul.Gardner@KleinMarineSystems.com. Please include that you found the job position at the THSOA.org website.

    Founded in 1968, Klein Marine Systems (Klein Associates) is the world's leading supplier of side scan sonar equipment and waterside security and surveillance systems. Klein enjoys a worldwide reputation of excellence founded on high-quality products and customer service.

    We are currently seeking qualified candidates to fill an open Service & Test Technician position for our SONAR and Waterside Security product lines.  This position will be based out of Klein’s Salem NH office.  The successful candidate will play a critical role in providing in-house and occasional field level engineering/technical support. In-house activities include test/troubleshoot/repair production electronics from system to component level, engineering & documentation support, system level test/customer demonstrations and customer support.  Field work will include installation, commissioning, and training as well as preventive and corrective maintenance and will involve domestic and foreign travel to work at remote site locations, offshore facilities and vessels. Successful candidate will also perform both formal and informal training in-house and at customer sites.

    Job Description

    ·         Test, troubleshoot, and repair SONAR production electronics from system to component level

    ·         Test & calibrate electronic circuitry relative to company product lines

    ·         Work from test procedures, schematics, and wiring diagrams / update/modify ECNs as needed

    ·         Experience with security sensor technologies

    ·         Experience with SONAR/marine navigation/radar technologies & equipment

    ·         Undertake technical field jobs for both training and direct survey assistance

    ·         Must possess excellent verbal and written communications skills

    ·         Proficient with all standard electronic test equipment

    ·         Proficient with Microsoft Office and Windows operating systems

    ·         Network (LAN/WAN) and CCTV surveillance systems experience a plus

    ·         Working knowledge of computers and computer networks

    ·         Must be willing to travel as needed (~10-20% domestic and international)

    Basic Qualifications

    ·         Bachelors’ degree in electrical engineering or a related engineering discipline (Equivalent work experience will be considered)

    ·         Three (3) plus years experience in a system level engineering/technical support position

    To apply for this position, send your resume to Paul.Gardner@KleinMarineSystems.com. Please include that you found the job position at the THSOA.org website.

    Klein Marine Systems is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, genetics or any other category protected under applicable law. Klein Marine Systems would like to thank all applicants for their interest in joining our team, however, only the candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

  • January 20, 2017 10:17 AM | Anonymous

    To apply for this position, click here. Please include that you found the job position at the THSOA.org website.

    University of Southern Mississippi Campus at Gulf Park, Long Beach, MS is seeking a Instructor in Hydrographic Science.

    The position's duties include: help manage a newly developed undergraduate program in Hydrographic Science, student recruitment and advisement, curricula delivery, and development of planned December 2017 application to the International Board for Standards of Competency for Hydrographic Surveyors.

    Applicants should hold a Master’s or Ph.D. degree in hydrographic science, marine science, geomatics engineering, ocean engineering, or closely related field. Applicants should have demonstrated field experience for acquiring hydrographic data, processing and management of hydrographic data, and proficiency in operating commercial survey equipment and software packages. Teaching experience is highly desired. Applicants should also hold internationally or nationally recognized certifications in hydrography.  Pay is negotiable based on experience.

    Additional information can be found online at http://jobs.usm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56767.

    To apply go to http://jobs.usm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56767. Please include that you found the position at the THSOA.org website.